Facebook could start with a very simple page of choices: I???m a private person, I like sharing some things, I like living my life in public. Each of those would have different settings for the myriad of choices, and all of those users could then later dive into the control panel to tweak their choices. That would be respectful design – but Facebook isn???t about respect ??? it???s about re-configuring the world???s notion of what???s public and private.
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